Brainstorming a new title for the
daily spotty updates I've called "Comix Talk" the last couple of years.
To me, one of the most not-covered stories of last year was the "upgrade" of Comicspace.com to the wordpress platform and it's seeming abandonment to spam. Along with the total absence of any significant announcements of new products, services, etc from the corporation Comicspace last year (please correct me if I'm forgetting anything) I'm not surprised to see a blog post like this one from Reinder Dijkhuis on getting out of Comicspace.
HYPEY McHYPE: Get a look online at Justin Madson's eerie dystopian future comic series, Breathers at MTV Geek. I'm a big fan of this and have bought all of the books so far.
DEAD TREE WALKING: Tyler Page, creator of Nothing Better, has been posting about his (self) publishing experiences. At the end of last year he posted part 4 which covers dealing with Diamond (catch up on Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3).
- An interview with Todd Allen, writer of the webcomic Division & Rush and sometime analyst of webcomic economics.
- Laura Hudson interviews Emi Lenox on the release of the dead tree version of her journal webcomic EmiTown.
HOW LONG UNTIL AMULET 4: Kazu Kibuishi posts that he's in the final push on Amulet 4 (yay!) and he posted a photo of his studio set-up. These kind of photos can be pretty interesting — especially when you're in despair over your own shambles of a workspace (like… me).
COME OVER TO THE WEBSIDE: One of my favorite cartoonists Alex Robinson has writer's block. He blogs about it from time to time – part three from December entails a plan to just write a story. He also asked about publishing it online and there's a good discussion in the comments there. Before that he linked to an idea of using "100 themes" to generate ideas and work. His newfound discovery of the board game Settlers of Catan is probably not going to help with his productivity this year
AROUND THE WEB IN 80 BLOGS OR SO
- Check out Jon Morris' drawing of the X-Men over at the Cornered blog. It has a fantastic marker style to it.
- Creepy horror comic preview trailers up for The Boy With Nails for Eyes — chapter two is due out next week.
- Jake The Evil Hare debuts next week on Wowio and Indyplanet. The product of genetic experiments, Jake is an ornery jackrabbit with a past full of violence and bad behavior. Determined to turn over a new leaf, Jake sets out to become a superhero.